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Salvation and Wholeness: Emotional Healing and Deliverance,
This review is from: In Pursuit of Wholeness: Experiencing God's Salvation For the Total Person (Paperback)
The book "In Pursuit of Wholeness" is written with the intent of providing an abundant life to the reader with a fresh introduction to Jesus and to help experience his power through an understanding of the fullness this salvation provides.
Dr. Wilfred Graves communicates, compassion, inspiration and encouragement through real life illustrations that demonstrate how Christ's healing touch can restore shattered relationships as well as minister wholeness in every aspect of our lives. He also makes clear that the message includes healing for brokenness, holistic deliverance, and hope for the distraught, distressed, and those filled with fear.
The pages are filled with life changing teaching and practical powerful profound principles, taken from God's Word, written in easy to understand language with personal applications that lead to the use of suggested coping tools to formulate strategies for pursuing wholeness.
Each chapter contains a rich discussion of the material described in topical title, a powerful affirmation, a chapter summary, a prayer directly related to topic under consideration, questions for reflection and discussion, and practical applications with suggested activities. The book concludes with a case study for ministering wholeness to broken individuals.
The format is uniquely reader friendly with topical headers, and other highlighted features. I found the endnotes to be rich in clarification of material covered, in resource material for future reading and study and as evidence of thorough research and study for this important manuscript. The material in Appendix A: Questions and Answers About Salvation and Wholeness is an excellent source for those often asked questions that come up in conversations when presenting the message of salvation to unbelievers, both genuine seekers and skeptics.
Appendix B: Trusting God in Difficult Times may be of personal help to the reader for finding answers to a personal need or for helping a friend find help in their time of crisis.
"In Pursuit of Wholeness" is significant, scholarly, and compelling. Practical pastoral theology, comprehensive illustrations, and workable solutions for the spiritual life journey make this an important book for every Christian reader. The clear gospel message expands the potential readership to anyone personally considering the claims of Christ
A complimentary review copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.